BY Emma Tilden
on Jul 10, 2014
The pill. IUDs. Spermicides. Diaphragms. There are many, many forms of contraception. And, let’s be honest, they can be a total pain.
Lucky for us, even the current anti-contraceptive political climate hasn’t stopped researchers from continuing to pursue an effective, easy, and worry-free form of birth control. MicroCHIPS is working to develop a contraceptive chip which can be activated, deactivated, and reactivated using a remote. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jun 25, 2014
Stephanie Kwolek, the inventor of Kevlar, passed away on June 18th at the age of 90. Born to a pair of Polish immigrants, Kwolek attributes her fascination with science to her parents. After graduating from college in 1946, she went on to be a chemist at DuPont, the third largest chemical company in the entire world. In addition to being an all-around STEM badass, Kwolek blazed trails for women in the science world by following her calling. Read More
on Jun 24, 2014
Isn’t it so annoying when you’re in a museum and you can’t simply admire the artwork without Beethoven’s 5th surging your auditory canal? Or how about when you can’t focus on your Philosophy lecture because the taste of blueberry pie invades your taste buds every time your professor says ‘Sophocles’? Ugh, the worst. Read More
BY Paroma Zaman
on Jun 20, 2014
Apparently, cell phones can do more harm to us than simply getting us in trouble for playing Candy Crush and perusing Twitter in class. Grrreat.
What is actually great, though, is that this scientific discovery was made by none other than a group of ninth grade girls. Go young women in STEM! According to a new experiment carried out by five ninth graders at Hjallerup School in Denmark, the radiation emitted by cell phones can have a detrimental effect on life itself. Read More
BY Emily Robinson
on Jun 03, 2014
Female-named hurricanes have statistically inflicted higher death tolls than male-named hurricanes, and according to one researcher, the reason is clear.
The research of Kiju Jung at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign suggests that sexist stereotypes associated with women’s names are a possible explanation for why female hurricanes have double the average fatalities. Read More
BY BUST Magazine
on May 19, 2014
Have you heard the recent news that electrical brain stimulation can trigger lucid dreams? Super cool- but until someone Kickstarts a cheap frontotemporal transcranial alternating current, check out these tips for recognizing you're in the dream state!
What exactly is a lucid dream? It’s one in which you become aware that you’re asleep—a sudden epiphany of, “Wait a second... Read More
BY Claire Filipek
on Apr 30, 2014
What can 3d printing do? Prepare to have your mind blown.
1) 3D DIY Sex Toys
(Via: New York Toy Collective)
That's right, you can print highly personalized sex toys in the comfort of your own home. This is not a drill. I am convinced that this is why 3D printing was created. The technology is almost in place to allow anyone to print body-safe pleasure objects. This is what the future looks like, people.
2) 3D – Printed Cast
(Osteoid by Deniz Karasahin)
This cast contains the technology to speed up recovery time and looks kick-ass while doing so. Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on Apr 15, 2014
Yup, that's it - the average size of the male prize (erect, btw to satisfy the quick defense of "growers"). The data comes from a study that does not mince words, titled “Erect Penile Length and Circumference Dimensions of 1,661 Sexually Active Men in the United States,” which was conducted in order to cut the shit around cultural myths and number inflation, and get men to correctly measure their junk and not lie about it. Read More
BY kelsey haight
on Apr 11, 2014
Women born with a rare disease called Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser Syndrome just got the greatest gift of all: A VAGINA. Although women with this condition have vulvas, they lack a vaginal cavity and thus live without many common pleasures of a vagina: masturbation, menstruation, sex and a deep, psychological connection with a coochie. Fortunately, by applying a technique developed in the 1990s, Scientists have discovered the ability grow a synthetic vagina from the patients cells. Then, boom, they implant the spankin’ new vag. Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Mar 28, 2014
The next time someone asks who you're knitting that sweater for, say your brain.
It's long been assumed that creative types like Sylvia Plath are somehow more susceptible to depression, when in fact the opposite might be true; writing poems may have been her brain's way of fighting depression.
"When we are involved in (creativity), we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life," says Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. "You know that what you need to do is possible to do, even though difficult, and sense of time disappears. You forget yourself. Read More